Study proves low-fat diets and regular exercise can help prevent the disease
People have less chance of developing cancer if they follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
Scientists at the University of California have discovered a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
Researchers fed one group of mice a diet typical of western men with around 40% of calories coming from fat.
Another group of mice were fed a low-fat diet where only 12% of the calories came from fat.
The findings of the research, published in the journal Cancer Research, revealed the occurrence of prostate cancer in the low-fat diet group decreased by 27% and pre-cancerous cells were found to grow more slowly than those in the high-fat diet group.
The news comes at a time when a survey conducted by Hampshire County Council confirmed the damaging effect of takeaways. Worst of all was the doner kebab, which can contain as much fat as a wine glass of cooking oil.
Findings published in the Journal of National Cancer Institute revealed women can substantially lower their risk of breast cancer through regular exercise.
The report stated regular but not intense exercise can reduce the likelihood of pre-menopausal breast cancer by 23% in females aged between 12 and 35.
Jackie Harris, breast health nurse specialist for Breast Cancer Care, said: "This research adds to the growing number of studies which show the impact of regular exercise in reducing breast cancer risk. However, it does not take into account lifestyle factors or family and reproductive history which may affect a woman's risk of developing breast cancer."
Workers trust NHS when it comes to cancer care
Research from Aon Consulting has revealed UK workers are more concerned about keeping their job than receiving private treatment.
Around 1,300 working adults across the UK were asked which benefit they would prefer if they were diagnosed with cancer. The findings showed 49% of workers would choose extended paid sick leave that would allow them to return to their job following treatment over funding for private treatment or a compensation payment with healthcare provided by the NHS.
Aon Consulting believed the findings demonstrated workers were prepared to put faith in NHS cancer treatment despite 2006 results from the Government's National Radiotherapy Advisory Group that showed British cancer patients got 25% less treatment than their European counterparts.
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